WELL known LINK FM DJ Vikki Cole is about to set the East London stage alight in a one night only musical production with a difference.
Touch His Garment is show featuring original songs from the Reaching Higher co-presenter and powerful mini drama skits by Hudson Park High School teacher counsellor Kristy Govender that weave in and out of the production.
“The theme of the musical is based on how Jesus healed people by them touching Him in some way, be it the woman with the issue of blood, the man who was paralysed for 38 years, the woman who had a bent back for 18 years and so one,” said Cole.
“There will be rap music by local band, Incense, dancing including gumboot, pantsula, contemporary, hip hop and crump so there really will be something for everyone.”
Behind the mike to MC the event is Reaching Higher presenter, Shalom Khandisa, and the evening promises to deliver fun “and more importantly, the presence of Jesus to heal”, Cole said.
People are being asked to wear blue to the event.
“Blue means ‘giving’ which is exactly what the event is doing – giving to the charities,” Cole explained.
“I’m also planning to have blue ribbons for people as they enter the venue, and these blue ribbons will represent anything they want to give to God, be it a prayer, a need, thanksgiving, whatever and during the interval they will put them at the foot of a big cross which we will have draped with a garment and a scarlet cord to represent the blood of Jesus,” she said.
Tracks from the movie, The Sound of Music, put to Christian lyrics is an added bonus to this one night only must-see.
Cole has experience of stage productions. She was a solo singer in a pop/cultural band in Uganda called The Ebonies (which still exists) as well as a backing singer and mistress of ceremonies, before she got saved.
“The idea for the show which has been in the pipeline for about three months, came from being part of an event at New Hope Fellowship Church which involved different artists, several months ago. It worked really well and initially I thought about calling it a Music Mosaic, which then evolved into Touch His Garment.”
She introduced the idea to a number of artists – singers, dancers, actors – who caught the vision “and things snoballed from that point as God opened doors”.
Proceeds for the show will go to two charities, Ulutho (www.ulutho.co.za) which works with orphans and vulnerable children, and Wings and Wishes (www.wingsandwishes.org) which is dedicated to transporting critically ill children to receive life saving medical treatment.
The musical is at Legends Showcase, 42 Stewart Drive, Berea at 7pm on Friday August 22nd.
Tickets are available at Lee Gold in Old Transkei Road for R100.